The DRI Stockade Business District Business Façade Improvement Grant Program is now open!
The Business Façade Improvement Program will provide grants of up to $20,000 each to property or business owners seeking to make improvements to the façade of a commercial property in the Stockade Business District.
The Business Façade Improvements Program funds are available for the correction of blighting conditions such as peeling paint, boarded up windows or windows in poor condition; signage; replacement of missing historic elements; and modification or removal of inappropriate alterations. Projects and expenses are determined on an individual basis to ensure that they meet the goals of Business Façade Improvement Program and Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Program.
The Business Façade Improvement Grant Program application opens Friday, February 24, 2023 and will close on Friday, March 24, 2023. Awardees will be announced on Friday, May 12, 2023.
Commercial property owners, small business owners, and non-profits within the Stockade District boundary are welcome to apply. Religious institutions, private membership-based organizations and municipalities are not eligible for this grant opportunity.
The City of Kingston was awarded the Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant in 2017. Funds for the Stockade Business District Small Grants Program come from the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative, headed by NYS Department of State and administered by NYS Homes & Community Renewal.
More info about the program, guidelines and application can be found at: www.engagekingston.com/dri-business-facade-improvement-grant-program.